Martin Luther King Dodgeball tournament Jan. 13

The fourth annual Martin Luther King Dodgeball Tournament is an invitation to all to raise some money and have a blast playing in or watching a fast-moving co-ed dodgeball tournament. The tournament will be held at Winnemucca Junior High School on Saturday, Jan. 13 starting at 9 a.m.

Teams are formed of six players each and must have at least one female and one male as part of the group. The only other restriction is that all team members must be at least 12 years of age.

The cost for participating on a team is $15 per player. Spectator Admission is $2 per person. There will be food and refreshments for sale during the tournament.

Team members can register at Nevada Outdoor School at 655 Anderson Street or by emailing More information on the tournament is available from Mayorga at 623-5656. 

All proceeds of the Martin Luther King Volleyball Tournament will benefit Project Aware (Advancing Wellness and Resilience Education) which gives mental health services to school-age children.) 

About Project Aware

Project Aware provides free mental health services to children ages 4-18 in Humboldt County. Some of the services include therapy sessions, crisis intervention and play therapy for young children.

Project Aware initially received full federal funding but, as with most grants, the funding has been reduced. Project Aware was initiated on a federal level to enhance mental health of school children and increase school safety. Locally, the project has benefited many children and their families but, in order for the counseling and mental health assistance to continue, funding will have to be raised to replace the grant funding no longer available.